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HUM 4:    Introduction to American Cinema

Advisory: English 440
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2
This introductory course in film studies is a survey of the American film industry as an art form, as an industry, and as a system of representation and communication. The course explores how Hollywood films work technically, aesthetically, and culturally to reinforce and challenge America's national self-image.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4477   ONLINE RICHARDS G 3.0 DHR 0000 - 0000 38
Above class meets entirely online


HUM 6:    Foreign Cinema

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1; IGETC: 3A; GAV-GE: C1
This class is a survey of significant developments in narrative film outside Hollywood. Differing international contexts, theoretical movements, technological innovations, and major directors are studied. The class offers a global, historical overview of narrative content and structure, production techniques, audience, and distribution. Students screen a variety of rare and popular films, focusing on the artistic, historical, social, and cultural contexts of film production. Students develop critical thinking skills and address issues of popular culture, including race, class, gender, and equity.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4478 LEC PLY RICHARDS G 3.0 W 0200P - 0505P  
Above class meets at Morgan Hill Community site


HUM 10:    Approaches to Contemporary Film

Advisory: Eligibility for English 250 and 260.
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1, C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C1, C2
Approaches to Contemporary Film examines theories of film criticism as they apply to films from 1960 to the present. Students learn technical, visual, classical, historical, cultural, ideological, and aesthetic approaches to film and sample from a representative list of foreign and domestic movies. Special emphasis is given to new voices from non-American sources and to emerging voices in American cinema.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4479 LEC SS214 RICHARDS G 3.0 MW 1120A - 1240P  
4480 LEC SS214 RICHARDS G 3.0 TuTh 1250P - 0210P  


HUM 23:    Independent Study

Required: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean.
Transferable: CSU
Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4481 IND HU111 RICHARDS G 1.0 DHR 0000 - 0000 22
4482 IND HU111 RICHARDS G 2.0 DHR 0000 - 0000 22